Larissa Ione

Fun with Larissa Ione + Giveaways!!!

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Winners:

We’re having a little fun with Larissa Ione today!  She’s UBER busy with the release of IMMORTAL RIDER, so when I asked her over to the blog, I gave her something really easy to do and something fun for us to read!  A Twitter-type interview with fun, fascinating and frivilous facts about Larissa!

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa’s last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks

IMMORTAL RIDER

The signs are everywhere…disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there…but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday…or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.


Now, let’s learn some fun stuff about Larissa!

Do You Like Going Window Shopping?
Yes!

Can You Tell If Someone Is Lying To You?
Usually.

Do You Have Any Undiscovered Or Hidden Talents?
I kill watch batteries. Like, within hours. Can’t wear anything but wind-ups!

Are You The Same Person You Were As A Child, Or Much Different?
I’m happier!

Do You Believe In Destiny?
Sort of…

Ever Broken Any Bones?
Both wrists (at the same time)

Have You Ever Felt Like You Hit Rock Bottom?
Yes

Are You A Touchy Feely Person?
*shudders* No

Do You Like Eating Out At Restaurants?
Love it!

Any Tattoos?
Two. Demon caduceus from my books on my right ankle and a Vulcan IDIC from Star Trek on my hip.

Have You Ever Cheated On A Test?
Maybe…*g*

Do You Have Any Weird Habits?
I only shave one leg per day.

Have You Ever Walked Out On A Movie At The Theater?
No

Have You Ever Regretted One Of Your “Romantic Encounters”?
Er…yes.

Do You Believe In The Afterlife?
Definitely

Ever Been Addicted To A Game?
Oh, yes. Any D&D computer game!

How Did You Rebel As A Child?

You name it…

First impression of your significant other.
Yum

Do You Like To Go Camping?
Yes…as long as it’s in a camper. I hate the tent thing!

Can’t Stand Being Around People Who_________?
Brag

Do You Believe In Extraterrestrials Or Life On Other Planets?
I do!

Have you ever had a job where you had to wear a uniform?
Several

Are You A Window Person Or An Aisle Person?
Aisle – so I don’t have to climb over people to go to the bathroom!

How Do You Like To Celebrate Your Birthday?
By pretending it didn’t happen.

How Do You Like To Spend New Year’s Eve?
Sleeping. Yep, I’m a BLAST!

Have You Ever Been Hit By A Girl?
Yep. And I hit back.

Are You Afraid Of Heights?
Yes

Have You Ever Gone Cow-Tipping?
Ugh…that’s horrible!

Do you prefer your mattress soft or hard?
Very soft!

Do you believe in snipes?
They exist!

Do You Like Rainy Days Or Snowy Winter Days More?
Gimme snow any day!

What is Your Favorite Beverage?
Beer

Are You A Heavy Or Light Sleeper?
Light. So very, very light.

Do You Have Any Phobias Or Fears?
I’m insanely claustrophobic. I’m still traumatized by Mission: Space at Epcot Center because it was so tight!

Ever Been To A Strip Club?
More than one!

Ever Won The Lottery?
I wish!

Are you wearing socks right now?
Yep. I’m rarely without them.

Last food you ate?
Chocolate creme Oreos

Do you need to do laundry?
Always

Have You Ever Fired A Gun?
I earned a marksmanship ribbon in the Air Force, so… 🙂

Given A Chance, Would You Bungee Jump?
Hell, no.

Favorite Thing To Spend Money On?
My pets

Have You Ever Ridden In An Ambulance?
Yep…was a certified EMT!

Do You Have A Recurring Dream?
I often dream of my daughter. Except I don’t have a daughter. It’s weird.

Do You Snore Or Steal The Covers Or Roll Around In Your Sleep?
All of the above

Last concert you went to?
Brooks and Dun

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Playing with the dog

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
NCIS

Would you ever consider living abroad?
In a heartbeat

What time is bed time?
10 PM

Have you ever won a trophy?
Yes…in 4-H

What’s under your bed?
Dustbunnies

What do you do most when you are bored?
Read

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
Fast-food worker, waitress, video store clerk, security officer, bartender, EMT, meteorologist

Can you tie a maraschino cherry stem with your tongue?
Yes

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa’s last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks
Open Internationally!



>Fun with Larissa Ione + Giveaways!!!

>

Winners:

We’re having a little fun with Larissa Ione today!  She’s UBER busy with the release of IMMORTAL RIDER, so when I asked her over to the blog, I gave her something really easy to do and something fun for us to read!  A Twitter-type interview with fun, fascinating and frivilous facts about Larissa!

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa’s last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks

IMMORTAL RIDER

The signs are everywhere…disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there…but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday…or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.


Now, let’s learn some fun stuff about Larissa!

Do You Like Going Window Shopping?
Yes!

Can You Tell If Someone Is Lying To You?
Usually.

Do You Have Any Undiscovered Or Hidden Talents?
I kill watch batteries. Like, within hours. Can’t wear anything but wind-ups!

Are You The Same Person You Were As A Child, Or Much Different?
I’m happier!

Do You Believe In Destiny?
Sort of…

Ever Broken Any Bones?
Both wrists (at the same time)

Have You Ever Felt Like You Hit Rock Bottom?
Yes

Are You A Touchy Feely Person?
*shudders* No

Do You Like Eating Out At Restaurants?
Love it!

Any Tattoos?
Two. Demon caduceus from my books on my right ankle and a Vulcan IDIC from Star Trek on my hip.

Have You Ever Cheated On A Test?
Maybe…*g*

Do You Have Any Weird Habits?
I only shave one leg per day.

Have You Ever Walked Out On A Movie At The Theater?
No

Have You Ever Regretted One Of Your “Romantic Encounters”?
Er…yes.

Do You Believe In The Afterlife?
Definitely

Ever Been Addicted To A Game?
Oh, yes. Any D&D computer game!

How Did You Rebel As A Child?

You name it…

First impression of your significant other.
Yum

Do You Like To Go Camping?
Yes…as long as it’s in a camper. I hate the tent thing!

Can’t Stand Being Around People Who_________?
Brag

Do You Believe In Extraterrestrials Or Life On Other Planets?
I do!

Have you ever had a job where you had to wear a uniform?
Several

Are You A Window Person Or An Aisle Person?
Aisle – so I don’t have to climb over people to go to the bathroom!

How Do You Like To Celebrate Your Birthday?
By pretending it didn’t happen.

How Do You Like To Spend New Year’s Eve?
Sleeping. Yep, I’m a BLAST!

Have You Ever Been Hit By A Girl?
Yep. And I hit back.

Are You Afraid Of Heights?
Yes

Have You Ever Gone Cow-Tipping?
Ugh…that’s horrible!

Do you prefer your mattress soft or hard?
Very soft!

Do you believe in snipes?
They exist!

Do You Like Rainy Days Or Snowy Winter Days More?
Gimme snow any day!

What is Your Favorite Beverage?
Beer

Are You A Heavy Or Light Sleeper?
Light. So very, very light.

Do You Have Any Phobias Or Fears?
I’m insanely claustrophobic. I’m still traumatized by Mission: Space at Epcot Center because it was so tight!

Ever Been To A Strip Club?
More than one!

Ever Won The Lottery?
I wish!

Are you wearing socks right now?
Yep. I’m rarely without them.

Last food you ate?
Chocolate creme Oreos

Do you need to do laundry?
Always

Have You Ever Fired A Gun?
I earned a marksmanship ribbon in the Air Force, so… 🙂

Given A Chance, Would You Bungee Jump?
Hell, no.

Favorite Thing To Spend Money On?
My pets

Have You Ever Ridden In An Ambulance?
Yep…was a certified EMT!

Do You Have A Recurring Dream?
I often dream of my daughter. Except I don’t have a daughter. It’s weird.

Do You Snore Or Steal The Covers Or Roll Around In Your Sleep?
All of the above

Last concert you went to?
Brooks and Dun

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Playing with the dog

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
NCIS

Would you ever consider living abroad?
In a heartbeat

What time is bed time?
10 PM

Have you ever won a trophy?
Yes…in 4-H

What’s under your bed?
Dustbunnies

What do you do most when you are bored?
Read

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
Fast-food worker, waitress, video store clerk, security officer, bartender, EMT, meteorologist

Can you tie a maraschino cherry stem with your tongue?
Yes

Comment or choose one question to answer for yourself and enter to win:
1 of 3 copies of Larissa’s last release ETERNAL RIDER
1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks
Open Internationally!



New Year’s Giveaway: Day 9, Larissa Ione

>I know Larissa Ione because my critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, badgered me until I finally agreed to email Larissa and ask her for a quote for my debut novel, FEVER.

I’m not shy, but neither am I an extrovert who can just talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  And I’m incredibly independent, so asking for some one’s help is tough for me.  And, mind you, I wasn’t asking for something small.  I was asking for a New York Times Bestseller to take time out of her prolific schedule to read my manuscript, create a quote she felt described my work and my writing, and attach her name to it.  Her reputation.

Ack! The pressure!

When my editor expressed her excitement over the prospect of having Larissa’s quote, I finally worked up the guts to email her. 

And…yes…I’m going to say this in public…my critique partner was right.  She told me Larissa was totally sweet, completely unselfish and absolutely professional.  And Larissa is all those things.  But she’s also personable, down to earth, funny, easy to talk to and incredibly accommodating. 

SIN UNDONE was the first book I’d read by Larissa.  By about page 10 I knew I’d be reading the rest of her series.  I love kick-ass heroines, and Larissa knows how to write them.  Her plots are twisted and intricate and deep.  Her love stories heart-rending.  Her sex scenes sizzling hot. 

What more could you ask for?

I am thrilled to include Larissa in my list of authors I am grateful for everyday!  Whoever gets SIN UNDONE in the give-away is a true winner.

Up For Win Today:
SIN UNDONE, the fifth book in Larissa’s Paranormal Romance series Demonica.
(Or any other book in her Demonica series if you win and have already read SIN)
To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Read an excerpt: HERE

Upcoming Releases:

  • ETERNITY EMBRACED, ebook, January 2011
    Originally printed in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, Eternity Embraced has been expanded for the ebook release.
  • ETERNAL RIDE, April 2011
    The first book in the Lords of Deliverance series, which is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and is a spinoff from the Demonica series.

Works In Progress:

  • VAMPIRE FIGHT CLUB, September 2011
    A Demonica novella that will release as part of the Supernatural anthology
  • IMMORTAL RIDER, December 2011
    The second Lords of Deliverance book

Contact Info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow, Darynda Jones, paranormal romance debut author

>New Year’s Giveaway: Day 9, Larissa Ione

>I know Larissa Ione because my critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, badgered me until I finally agreed to email Larissa and ask her for a quote for my debut novel, FEVER.

I’m not shy, but neither am I an extrovert who can just talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  And I’m incredibly independent, so asking for some one’s help is tough for me.  And, mind you, I wasn’t asking for something small.  I was asking for a New York Times Bestseller to take time out of her prolific schedule to read my manuscript, create a quote she felt described my work and my writing, and attach her name to it.  Her reputation.

Ack! The pressure!

When my editor expressed her excitement over the prospect of having Larissa’s quote, I finally worked up the guts to email her. 

And…yes…I’m going to say this in public…my critique partner was right.  She told me Larissa was totally sweet, completely unselfish and absolutely professional.  And Larissa is all those things.  But she’s also personable, down to earth, funny, easy to talk to and incredibly accommodating. 

SIN UNDONE was the first book I’d read by Larissa.  By about page 10 I knew I’d be reading the rest of her series.  I love kick-ass heroines, and Larissa knows how to write them.  Her plots are twisted and intricate and deep.  Her love stories heart-rending.  Her sex scenes sizzling hot. 

What more could you ask for?

I am thrilled to include Larissa in my list of authors I am grateful for everyday!  Whoever gets SIN UNDONE in the give-away is a true winner.

Up For Win Today:
SIN UNDONE, the fifth book in Larissa’s Paranormal Romance series Demonica.
(Or any other book in her Demonica series if you win and have already read SIN)
To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message. (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Read an excerpt: HERE

Upcoming Releases:

  • ETERNITY EMBRACED, ebook, January 2011
    Originally printed in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, Eternity Embraced has been expanded for the ebook release.
  • ETERNAL RIDE, April 2011
    The first book in the Lords of Deliverance series, which is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and is a spinoff from the Demonica series.

Works In Progress:

  • VAMPIRE FIGHT CLUB, September 2011
    A Demonica novella that will release as part of the Supernatural anthology
  • IMMORTAL RIDER, December 2011
    The second Lords of Deliverance book

Contact Info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow, Darynda Jones, paranormal romance debut author